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Staff vacancies at the Science Council, the Science Council's member bodies and relevant external organisations are advertised here.

Vacancies at member organisations

Institute of Food Science and Technology

Registration Officer  (Full time Maternity cover)

IFST is looking for someone to join its executive team as a maternity cover.  This important role is responsible for coordinating and administering IFST’s various membership and registration assessment processes which lie at the heart of IFST’s activities.  With a growing membership this is a busy role requiring an organised and methodical approach, liaising with applicants and the Institutes’ assessment panels.

The candidate will hold a degree level or equivalent qualification. A good level of IT skills with experience in using standard office software packages is required but also, preferably some experience of database input. 

We are looking for someone with office/administration experience who will work well within our small team, with good attention to detail and with good written and verbal communications skills. To apply please send us your CV together with a covering letter to Jane Emery, Deputy Chief Executive.

More information about the role

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th July 2015.


Energy Institute

Professional Development / Register Officer

Salary from £20,000 – 22,000 per annum plus benefits
The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body for the global energy industry, providing learning and networking opportunities, professional recognition and energy knowledge resources for individuals and companies worldwide. The Professional Development / Register Officer provides administrative support to the professional development team and ensures that those contacting the team receive excellent customer service. The role includes administration and support of the EI’s register of professional energy consultants, answering training enquiries and taking bookings, arranging careers talks, and helping us to develop other aspects of our service.

The ideal candidate will be well-organised and efficient, with strong communication skills and good attention to detail. They will enjoy working as part of a team and have excellent customer service and IT skills. This job would suit a recent graduate with some administrative experience looking for an interesting and varied role. The EI is an Investors in People organisation.

A job description is available at To apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the post to Helen Sullivan, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR, or e: by 9am on 13 July 2015. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 21 July.

Project Manager, POWERful Women 

£27,000-30,000 p.a. plus benefits

Full time

2 year contract

Chaired by Ruth Carnie and run in partnership with the Energy Institute, POWERful Women aims to support and encourage the energy industry to develop and rebalance its workforce and advance the professional growth and leadership development of women across the UK’s energy sector, with the aim of building stronger businesses and supporting the industry in adapting to changing markets.

The Energy Institute is now looking for a Project Manager to play a key role in taking POWERful Women forward to the next stage of its development. The Project Manager will provide the secretariat service to the POWERful Women initiative and manage the services it supports, including the mentoring programme, key events, general communication (including social media and a regular newsletter) and supporting the Board. 

The role will also cover the coordination of EI’s diversity and inclusion work on a wider basis. The successful candidate will be a confident self-starter who will be social media literate, with excellent communication and organisational skills, and a creative but practical ‘can-do’ approach. 

To apply, please send a CV with covering letter describing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the post to Helen Sullivan at by 12 July 2015.